Charter Issue Is Tested

November 20, 1991

The Carroll County Republican Central Committee has recommended thatthe charter government referendum be placed on the November 1992 ballot.

In a letter to the appointed members of the charter board, the committee asked the board to complete work in time for the election.

The committee offered two reasons:

* The committee says more people will vote on the referendum if it appears on next year's ballot. About 80 percent of the electorate is expected to vote in the 1992 presidential election; less 30 percent would likely show up for a special election.

* The committee also cited the high cost of a special election, about $50,000, especially as the county struggles to balance its budget.

The Central Committee suggests the charter board complete its work by Aug. 15.

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